Constant Engineering

About Constant Engineering

A little about us

Constant Engineering, based at Oldham in Greater Manchester, was established by Harry and Richard Garlick, father and son, to meet the demand of sheet metal supply. After seeing a niche in the market Richard decided to utilise off-cuts of the metal sheets as kick-plates and finger plates and sell to existing customers and local businesses. From there Constant Engineering released its first brochure of architectural ironmongery products in 1977, and went on a journey to becoming one of the largest manufacturers of products to the trade, building, commercial and industrial sectors to-date.

With over 45 years experience you can be guaranteed a wealth of experience in producing metal parts to customer specifications. We’ve remained as one of the largest architectural ironmongery manufacturers in the UK due our ability to adapt to customer demands, business trends and produce tailored parts on short turn-around. We’re proud to remain as a family owned and run British manufacturing company opposed to an importer/distributor.

Housing the latest CNC machinery we have the ability to produce high volumes to close tolerances. We also offer a quick-plate, next day turn-around service on many of our products too. You’ll find the majority of door protection plates installed on doors and walls of hospitals, schools, nursing homes, restaurants, retail outlets and offices will be manufactured by us at Constant.

Constant History

Constant Timeline

1969

Founded by father and son; Harry & Richard Garlick

1970

Established as Constant Aluminium Supplies Ltd

1970

Vera Garlick, wife to Harry, joins as Company Secretary

1970

First accounts boast £4,434 profits

1976

First ‘Sales Girl’ employed; Maggie Garlick, wife to Richard

1977

Constant Engineering’s first brochure was launched

1982

First delivery van bought for £75

1998

Matt Garlick, son to Richard, joins the company

2003

…followed by Matt’s sister Emma Garlick

2005

Moved to current 32,000ft2 manufacturing site

2005

Trumpf TruPunch 5000 installed

2006

Tuffboxes founded

2008

Dave Gilligan, husband to Emma joins as Operations Manager

2009

Constant Manufacturing founded

2010

Jayne Garlick, wife to Matt joins as Business Development Manager

2011

Funky Plant Pots founded

2012

Trumpf laser cutting machine installed

2013

Third 7.5tonne joins the fleet

2013

Constant Lighting founded

2014

Company turnover £4.6 million

2015

Trumpf TruPunch 3000 installed

2015

Company employees 69 staff

2015

Group company name changed to Constant Group

2016

Constant Engineering launched it’s first catalogue website

2017

Constant Group expanded the manufacturing, now covering 50,000ft2

2017

New high-yield 29 foot wagon with a capacity of 4.1 tonnes joins the fleet